GT2 (8372) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
651mL from La Bodega in Riverside, CA. Inky but clear pour. Spotty reddish lace. Nose is rich, spicy, melted dark chocolate, dark cherry liquor. Bright, spicy. Taste is a tad dusty for me with flashes of cardboard. Seems less silky than the normal Yeti.
DalzAle (1976) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thick dark black pour, very frothy head and an aroma of chocolate chip cookies. Flavor is also nice biscuity chocolate, rich creamy chocolate milk, thick and rick all the way through. Really solid variation. Well worth $10/bottle.
BVery (6103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bomber. Rich oily dark brown pour with a brown head. Full palate. Roasty, licorice, molasses, some tobacco. Quite rich. Nice.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Mostly chocolate, coffee
Appearance: Pitch black, oily, with a dirty brown head.
Taste: Fairly bitter, especially in the mid-palate. Finishes somewhat dry and bitter.
Palate: Fairly heavy mouthfeel, very little carbonation. Mouth warming sensation of alcohol.
Overall: Oatmeal does seem to smooth out the bitterness. Very enjoyable. I do pick up some subtle spice and fruit at the finish.
Beaver (1285) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours inky black with a big creamy brown head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is roasted chocolate malts and raisins with a little chalkiness.
The flavor is roasted black patent malt with a little chocolate and dark fruit. There’s a good amount of bitterness from the roast. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a decent addition to the yetis. A bit too much bitter roast, and I don’t notice much from the oatmeal or raisin.
conway (1393) - - AUG 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Jet black with cocoa colored head. Nose is juicy hops, booze, sweet malt and some dark fruit. As advertised the oatmeal cuts the roastiness. Taste is still very roasty with some chocolate and a citrus hop finish. Palate is velvety and smooth. Very good but not my favorite variety.
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umich03jm (1934) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2013 Bomber. Pours pitch black with a dark brown, foamy head that quickly fades to a ring, leaves some minor lacing. Dark roasty aroma with raisins, chocolate, black licorice, and dark fruit. Taste is creamy and very roasty. Light sweetness with a strong bitter dark chocolate and licorice finish. Dark fruit mixes in there too. Thick body with a creamy mouthfeel. Overall, another really good Yeti but I think this is my least favorite one.
radio_nowhere (796) - Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2013 Bomber into snifter glass. Opaque black color with dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit and some smoke. Taste adds to the aroma specific notes of milk chocolate, raisins, espresso, oatmeal, vanilla and some earthy hops. Heavy body, low carbonation, creamy, rich, chewy with a lingering roasty finish. Can taste the added dark fruity notes from the raisins and the oatmeal must add to the creamy chocolate milk quality of this Yeti. Very good.
Sammy (8566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at 101 Bottles, Kent. Chocolate smooth drinker. Fresh, dangerously drinkable as no sign of alcohol. Best Yeti yet?
jtclockwork (8240) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with brown head. Nose and taste of oatmeal, roast chocolate malt, milk chocolate, vanilla, chocolate cake and brownie. Full bodied. This is an imperial stout!